Chicago’s Women’s March Draws Thousands: ‘This Is A Different Sense Of Urgency’

14 October, 2018, 21:19 | Author: Katrina Soto
  • Protesters greeted newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh for his first day of work on Tuesday dressed as characters from the TV show The Handmaid's Tale

"This period will be long remembered not just for the historic number of judges Trump has been able to confirm, but also because of how passive Democrats were in response", Demand Justice chief counsel Chris Kang said in a statement.

Thousands of marchers hit the streets about 12:30 p.m., heading west on Jackson to Federal Plaza, where participants were directed toward early voting locations at 175 W. Washington St. for Chicago voters and 69 W. Washington St. for suburban voters.

Angered by the bitter fight over new US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and what they called the "anti-woman agenda" of the Trump administration and the Republican Party, women - and men - descended on the Windy City's picturesque Grant Park. This time around it's a march to the polls.

"We need to rally the young millennials and the people coming up, turning 18 (years old)".

The poll revealed that 45 percent of the respondents trust the Democratic Party more when it comes to dealing with the key problems that the country faces and only 37 percent would like the Republican Party to handle these issues.

Republican Senate candidates have seen a substantial increase in enthusiasm among likely voters since Kavanaugh's confirmation.

According to the results of the Politico/Morning Consult poll, which was conducted entirely after Kavanaugh's tempestuous hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, 46 percent of voters believe that the Senate "made the wrong decision" by confirming Kavanaugh while only 40 percent said that the Senate was correct in doing so.

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They said similar marches fueled by anger over the Kavanaugh confirmation were scheduled later in October in other states, including the Republican strongholds of Texas, Georgia and SC.

As polling data came out, we have found that, lo and behold, there is no lift for Republicans from confirming Christine Blasey Ford's alleged attacker to the Supreme Court, a sitting judge who indulged in a partisan screed and revealed his contempt for the female senators who questioned him.

"Women are angry. And we're starting to feel comfortable being angry".

The Women's March is not new to Chicago.

Organisers timed the march to coincide with the run-up to the crucial November 6 midterm elections, when Democrats could wrest away control of the lower house of Congress from Republicans. Which leads me to wonder, how many others - those vowing not to visit Maine this year, or buy from L.L. Bean, for example, thereby attempting to claim the moral high ground - live in states where one or both senators supported the Ka- vanaugh confirmation?

Organized as a nonprofit - and not specifically endorsing candidates - the group Women's March Chicago is bankrolled by Democrats and Democratic supporters.



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